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WITH NAMES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, December 19, 1943

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 97
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 97
Across
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The main front. : RUSSIAN
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White Russian generals. : WINTERS
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The best defense. : OFFENSE
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Female performer. : ARTISTE
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Awakening. : AROUSAL
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Reveled in. : GLORIED
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Hues of kings. : PURPLES
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Go back the same way. : RETRACE
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Excess of liberty: British spelling. : LICENCE
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___ Khan III, Mohammedan leader. : AGA
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Poker stake. : ANTE
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Like inland ponds. : LAKY
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The Italian Queen. : ELENA
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Cape on Atlantic coast of Morocco. : NUN
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The Bridge of San ___ Rey. : LUIS
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Cassock. : SOUTANE
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To a sailor's left. : APORT
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In India, a cheap cigarette. : BIRI
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Señor or Señorita. : LATIN
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Chestnut horse. : ROAN
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Arabia Felix, modern name. : YEMEN
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Avenue. : STREET
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"The world's mine ___, which I with sword will open." : OYSTER
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Nullify. : UNDO
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Invasion craft. : BARGE
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British physicist (1840–1908). : ROSSE
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Nazi dive-bombers. : STUKAS
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What Queen Elizabeth is. : SCOT
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Important isle of the Moluccas. : AMBON
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Greek goddess of vengeance. : ARA
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Synthetic rubber's first purpose. : TIRE
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Steel blood-letter used on Wehrmacht. : STALIN
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Consumers' weapon. : BOYCOTT
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Mighty South African river. : ZAMBEZI
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Dear: French. : CHERI
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Pious agreements. : AMENS
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Town on Douro River, Spain. : ROA
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Robin ___, old Scottish air. : ADAIR
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Nazi-ravaged Italian city. : MILANO
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Jap city on Hokkaido island. : OTARU
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Wife of Bragi: Norse myth. : IDUN
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Island next to Lampedusa. : LINOSA
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Fellow between wholesaler and retailer. : MIDDLEMAN
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One of the last Jap bases, New Guinea. : MADANG
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Chow. : EATS
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Massive. : BEAMY
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Peaceful. : IRENIC
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Natural ecru color. : BEIGE
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Corroded. : ATE
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Coming battlefield. : BURMA
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About. : ANENT
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Turbulent Syrian mandate of France. : LEBANON
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Concluding sonnet stanzas. : SESTETS
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Mediterranean three-masted ships. : XEBECS
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Lower wall molding. : DADO
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Tipsy tosspot. : SOT
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Church alcoves. : APSES
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Huge. : VAST
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Size. : LENGTH
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Short stalk. : STIPE
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Recaptured Dodecanese isle. : SAMOS
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Stock Exchange gambling: Colloq. : SPEC
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Card game. : ECARTE
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Scram: Shakespearean. : AROINT
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Creator. : MAKER
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Of an epoch. : ERAL
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Hanker. : YEARN
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Feminine form of David. : VIDA
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British Ambassador to Spain. : HOARE
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The Fate who cuts the thread of life. : ATROPOS
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Garbed. : CLAD
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Philippine fruit tree. : IBA
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Island taken by Americans, Sept., 1943. : CAPRI
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Further. : ABET
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Betrayed. : SOLD
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Mae West character. : LIL
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Result. : OUTCOME
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The color geranium lake. : NACARAT
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Earth-and-stone deposit of a glacier. : MORAINE
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Not consumed. : UNEATEN
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Ancient country of Italy. : ETRURIA
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Epic poems. : EPOPEES
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To commit justice. : REDRESS
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Columnar: rare. : STELENE
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Removes from power. : DEPOSES
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Seaport, Genova Province, treaty of 1920. : RAPALLO
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Brazil's little neighbor. : URUGUAY
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___ Settlements: capital, Singapore. : STRAITS
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Taste to test. : SIP
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___ de Piños. : ISLA
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Solar disks. : ATENS
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Sage old Greek. : NESTOR
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Total destruction. : WAR
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Neutral country. : IRELAND
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Jap chiaroscuro. : NOTAN
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Interested spectator of the Dodecanese. : TURKEY
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Isaiah. : ESAY
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The A. A. A. in Great Britain. : RAC
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Unexpectedly successful movie: slang. : SLEEPER
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Optical flirt. : OGLER
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Fire stones. : FLINTS
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Turkish port on Gulf of Smyrna. : FOCA
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Before. : ERE
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Dunderheads. : NINNIES
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Makes fast. : SECURES
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Adherent of Britain's Foreign Secretary. : EDENITE
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Word formed from the vowels of "seculorum amen," ending the Gloria Patri. : EUOUAE
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"Ars ___, vita brevis." : LONGA
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Poses. : SITS
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Basks in sunshine. : TANS
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Famous make of violin. : AMATI
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Cayuse. : BRONC
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Snarers. : NETTERS
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Nazi GHQ for Salerno battle. : EBOLI
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Gold weights. : TROYS
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Andean peak, Colombia, 17,390 feet high. : RUIZ
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Belgian U-boat base, World War I. : OSTEND
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Glowing coal. : EMBER
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Abd-el ___, Riff chieftain. : KRIM
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Jap islands, including Turk. : CAROLINES
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Good: Latin. : BONUM
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Handsome garden flowers. : AZALEAS
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Send out heat. : RADIATE
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Lovers: French. : AMANTES
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Somewhat illicit. : SHADY
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Swimming. : NATANT
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Decrees. : ORDAINS
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Bomb-shot town, South Burma. : TOUNGOO
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A new and unexpected tack. : TANGENT
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Flora and fauna. : BIOS
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The dramatic punch. : CLIMAX
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What the Peanut Vendor cries. : MANI
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Moslem priest. : IMAM
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Straws in the wind. : OMENS
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Notion. : IDEA
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Touches upon. : ABUTS
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Builds. : ERECTS
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Abbey leadership. : ABBOTCY
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Irishmen. : ERSES
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Tribe. : CLAN
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Place in a sty. : BEPEN
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Lower one's self. : ABASE
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Next Governor of New Jersey. : EDGE
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Building material: Sp. : TAPIA
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Summon forth. : EVOKE
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Removes bottle tops. : DECAPS
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Island next to Luzon. : SAMAR
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Nazi-stormed Dodecanese isle. : LERO
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She: Latin. : HAEC
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Redeemer of mankind. : SAVIOUR
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Roman official. : TRIBUNE
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Impregnated with antiseptic. : IODATED
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Heroes of Tarawa. : MARINES
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Relate to. : PERTAIN
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Gathers round the flag. : RALLIES
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Soldier under construction. : TRAINEE
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Boringly long. : ENDLESS
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The waters of London. : THAMES
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Crumbled New Britain base. : RABAUL
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Bulked large. : LOOMED
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Starts. : OPENS
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___ Haute, Ind. : TERRE
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Incline. : SLOPE
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Dove nest. : COTE
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"God's little ___." : ACRE
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Fall. : DROP
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Vehicle. : CAR
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Coin of Siam. : ATT
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To: Scot. : TAE
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Mindanao peak, the Philippine Everest. : APO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 93 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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